Kerry Lester resigning from politics columnist post at Daily Herald
Political writer Kerry Lester has resigned from her columnist position at the Daily Herald and is no longer writing for the newspaper.
Lester, 35, worked as a reporter for the Daily Herald from 2006-2013 before joining the Associated Press as a Springfield correspondent, covering Illinois state politics.
A Des Plaines native, she rejoined the Daily Herald in July 2015 as a "columnist and senior writer."
Sources tell North Cook News that Lester has been dating Chicago lawyer Michael Kasper, former top aide and longtime lawyer to House Speaker Michael Madigan (D-Chicago).